Thursday, June 21, 2012

Palo Duro Canyon Tx

Today we took a trip to Palo Duro Canyon State Park.



Palo Duro Canyon State Park opened on July 4, 1934 and contains 29,182 acres of the scenic, northern most portion of the Palo Duro Canyon. The Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's constructed most of the buildings and roads still in use by park staff and visitors.

The Canyon is 120 miles long, as much as 20 miles wide, and has a maximum depth of more than 800 feet. Its elevation at the rim is 3,500 feet above sea level. It is often claimed that Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the United States.

These pictures really don't do this area justice.

You can ride in your car down to the bottom of the car (which is nice since its over 100 degrees today.

There are campsites at the base of the canyon.  These sites have water and electricity.  Can you imagine this view from your RV.
There are walking trails, mountain bike trails and horse trails.  Can you see in the distance the dark cave.  Look and see the people climbing to the area. Next pic will show the cave.
It really is an amazing area.  It makes me want to see the Grand Canyon even more.
We really had a great day.  Finished it off with a steak.  What could be any better?
For more information on camping at the canyon go to www.palodurocanyon.com